Neil deGrasse Tyson offered his thoughts on the racial issues in the United States.

While commenting on a recent incident where a White homeowner shot a Black teen who came to the wrong house to pick up his siblings, Tyson recalled his parents teaching him and his siblings how to interact with the police and White peers. He also said that, despite recent racial incidents circulating the news, the country had experienced progress because such stories never made the news when he was growing up.